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Let’s go to Halesworth

Sunday, 4 October 2015, 10:12 am | Jackie Little

When one arrives in Britain after an absence of a few years you expect things to have changed a bit (Indeed my friend had warned me I might find London “almost sci-fi” different.) More >>

Lamp Installation Symbol of Christchurch-Gansu Relationship

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:23 pm | Scape Public Art

A striking street lamp from Gansu, China was installed on Wednesday 30 September 2015 along Park Terrace as part of Mischa Kuball’s progressive art project Solidarity Grid . More >>

Two New Street Lamps Shine for Neil Graham

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:20 pm | Scape Public Art

The story of Solidarity Grid is particularly poignant this week as we feel the overwhelming loss of Neil Graham. The work, based on the act of giving and the positive symbolism of light, resonates very much with the nature of the man himself. More >>

EU Delegation Newsletter 02 October 2015

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:07 pm | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

UNGA agenda also included: Libya, Syria, Climate Change, the Refugee crisis and the Peace Process in Colombia. Listen to EU's High Representative Federica Mogherini speak at the Leaders Summit about countering ISIL and Violent ... More >>

Wordless proposition from Poland

Friday, 2 October 2015, 3:38 pm | Embassy of the Republic of Poland

45 years since their inception, Visual Stage (Scena Plastyczna) - a Polish alternative theatre phenomenon, is finally coming to New Zealand. The group, which was founded and run by Leszek Mądzik - one of Poland’s most versatile artists, will perform ... More >>

The Official Heatseekers Chart

Friday, 2 October 2015, 3:33 pm | Recorded Music NZ

Recorded Music NZ is proud to announce the launch of The Official Heatseekers Chart, showing the up-and-coming tracks on the verge of breaking in to The Official NZ Top 40 Chart. More >>

Diverse NZ stories reflecting diverse NZ culture

Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:53 pm | NZ On Air

Diverse NZ stories reflecting diverse NZ culture NZ On Air is pleased to expand the range of diverse factual programmes available on television including new programmes on music superstars, paralympic heroes and the characters you find in the halls of ... More >>

Welcome to WOMAD 2016.

Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:16 pm | Womad

Hola! Bom Dia! Bonjour! Salaam Aleikum! Teanastellen! Sawubona! Nín hǎo! Salâm! Marhaba! Sain baina uu! Ainngai! Zdravstvuyte! Hello! And welcome to WOMAD 2016. More >>

Recipe for new fishing season: hungry fish, rapt anglers

Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:04 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers who turned out for the first day of the new trout fishing season around the North Island were treated to some balmy conditions and hungry fish. More >>

Jakob + Beastwars nationwide tour kicks off tonight

Friday, 2 October 2015, 11:43 am | The Maple

Tonight sees the colossal union of New Zealand's best heavyweight metal/post-rock outfits for an epic, four-date national tour: Beastwars and Jakob . More >>

Balmy conditions, ‘happy anglers’ on Rotorua lakes

Friday, 2 October 2015, 11:28 am | NZ Fish and Game Council

Anglers who turned out for the first day of the new trout fishing season on the Rotorua lakes were greeted by warm balmy conditions – and most went home happy with their catches. Lakes including Okataina, Tarawera and Rotoiti reopened after ... More >>

Ancient practice of sound healing gains popularity in NZ

Friday, 2 October 2015, 11:11 am | Bev Edwards

Ancient practice of sound healing gains popularity in New Zealand Sound healing, a practice that has been around for thousands of years in the East as a means of curing many emotional and physical ills, is catching on as a therapy of choice for ... More >>

Olde Hallows Eve - The Danse Macabre at MOTAT

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:22 am | MOTAT

This Halloween the Dance of Death is making its chilling debut amongst the Victorian buildings and historical grounds of MOTAT on Sunday 25 October. More >>

Creative new content to entertain viewers

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:12 am | Creative New Zealand

Creative new content to entertain viewers across different screens NZ On Air has been inundated with creative, innovative stories for audiences on multiple screens and devices. With the latest funding decisions, viewers are being given even greater ... More >>

Falcons vs Stingrays in youth finals

Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:27 am | New Zealand Rugby League

After week of possibilities, the Got A Trade? Got It Made! National Youth Tournament will again come down to a very familiar scenario - Akarana Falcons v Counties Manukau Stingrays in the finals. More >>

New Zealand Merino Shearing Championships

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 5:32 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Photo: West Australian shearer Damien Boyle winning his first New Zealand Merino Shearing championship in Alexandra in 2010. He's back this week, going for six in a row. More >>

New Loop Select Mixtape - Berlin to LA via Wellington

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 5:11 pm | LOOP Recordings Aotearoa

Released just in time for the end of September, the new Loop Select Mixtape! LPMT004 is yet another labour of love from us to you, all for FREE. More >>

Migrant writer shares settlement journey at free author talk

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:50 pm | Auckland Regional Migrant Services

A British-born author Ellie Baker will be sharing experiences of migrating to New Zealand in a special free author talk, in a bid to help other newcomers overcome challenges in settling in Auckland. More >>

Fairtrade celebrates inaugural International Coffee Day

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:47 pm | Fairtrade Australia New Zealand

Whether it’s your morning get-up-and-go or your afternoon pick-me-up, we can all agree coffee is worth celebrating, which is exactly what is happening today - the first official International Coffee Day! More >>

Recognising Older Volunteers

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:42 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering connects older people to their communities; offers a way to ‘give back’, to use existing and to learn new skills, see old friends and meet new ones. More >>

Fishing for Kiwi

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:48 pm | Kiwis for Kiwi

Rugby legend and Kiwis for kiwi patron, Sir Graham Henry, is being auctioned off on Trade Me for a day’s fishing like no other. More >>

Oily rag Friends of the Home

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:18 pm | Oily Rag Column

Jacqui from Block House Bay was rummaging recently and came across a bunch of old newsletters from ‘Friends of the Home’. They dated back to 1976, but since good oily rag ideas never age, this week we though we would reproduce some of the tips ... More >>

Sky Tower lit pink for breast cancer awareness

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 1:00 pm | SKYCITY

Urzila Carlson lights the Sky Tower pink for Breast Cancer awareness month - Photo credit Celine Saye More >>

Netball New Zealand launches the New Zealand Netball Awards

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 12:19 pm | Netball New Zealand

The inaugural New Zealand Netball Awards, to be held on Wednesday 18 November at the iconic Auckland War Memorial Museum, will honour and celebrate excellence at all levels of the sport. It will be a must-see event, broadcast live on SKY Sport ... More >>

Roosters rookies added to Kiwis squad

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Newcomers Matt McKilwrick, Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Isaac Liu have been brought into the NZ Kiwis train-on squad for the October/November tour of England. More >>

2015's Hottest Celebrity Vegetarians Announced!

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:59 am | Save Animals From Exploitation

30 SEPTEMBER 2015 | MEDIA RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 1 OCTOBER 2015's Hottest Celebrity Vegetarians Announced! More >>

Tales of Vanuatu health leaders - book launch tonight

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:48 am | Pasifika Medical Association

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) tonight launches the Ni-Van Navigators book, “Vanuatu Health Leaders Share Their Stories” , as part of the 18th annual PMA conference. More >>

Aidee Walker joins Westside as DEGNZ director attachment

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:06 am | Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ), NZ On Air and South Pacific Pictures Limited (SPP) announce actor and director Aidee Walker as the DEGNZ TV drama director attachment to SPP’s WESTSIDE 2 television series. More >>

Kiwi Karters return to Australia for final Rotax hurrah!

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 10:10 am | KartSport New Zealand

A seven-strong group of Kiwi karters, including Junior Max Trophy round winner Matthew Payne from Pukekohe, and Wellington sisters Madeline and Ashleigh Stewart, are returning to Australia this weekend to contest the Grand Final round of this year's Rotax Pro ... More >>

New Zealand Burlesque Festival kicks off

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:50 am | New Zealand Burlesque Festival

The queens and kings of international burlesque are in town to delight audiences, and teach the art of shimmy and tease, at the New Zealand Burlesque Festival. More >>

SIX60 Announce Summer Tour Dates

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:40 am | Six60

Fresh from a stint in the US, Kiwi favourites SIX60 have announced that they’ll be back on the road this Summer, hitting a bunch of your favourite holiday spots, plus a few special inner city locations, in a summer tour that begins at Butlers ... More >>

Splore 16 – announcing the first milestone

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:35 am | Splore Festival

Splore has released a typically diverse line-up of artists in its first major announcement for the February 2016 event with five international artists making their New Zealand debuts. More >>

Campbell looks to round out solid season at Wairarapa

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:31 am | Campbell Rally Sport

Campbell looks to round out solid season at Wairarapa Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, this weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, looking to challenge for another ... More >>

Summerfield looks for top result at Wairarapa

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:30 am | Matt Summerfield Rallisport

Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking to run at the front at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, which runs this weekend. More >>

Team Work The Key At Daybreaker Rally Wairarapa

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:22 am | Seabright Motor Sport

To be successful in motorsport you need a great team, especially in rallying. This has been particularly evident for the Trusthouse Racetech Daybreaker Rally Wairarapa over more than a decade. More >>

Struggling Vipers still have bite

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:20 am | New Zealand Rugby League

This wasn’t how the 2015 NZRL National Premiership was meant to unfold for the Central Vipers. More >>

Falcons, Stingrays Sweep into Semis

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

On moving day at the Got A Trade? Got It Made! Youth Nationals, the favourites all progressed unbeaten to semi-finals and Akarana Falcons issued a warning in the 17s grade. More >>

Hunt begins for Canterbury's heritage photos

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5:08 pm | Christchurch City Council

Cantabrians are being asked to dust off their family photo albums and do their bit to preserve the region’s heritage by supporting this year's Beca Heritage Week theme, Arrivals and Departures – The Journeys That Have Shaped Us . More >>

Lightbox boosts kiwi content

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 3:25 pm | Lightbox

From Māori legends to the scripts of our renowned filmmakers, New Zealanders have always been prolific and skilful storytellers. More >>

AA gives social media star the key to Kiwi driving

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Automobile Association

As the weather warms up, so does the season of learner drivers getting behind the wheel. It can be nerve wracking for an average novice driver, but imagine having thousands of people watching you learn on national television! More >>

Thousands of anglers prepare for trout fishing season

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 2:22 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Thousands of anglers prepare for trout fishing season opening Thousands of enthusiastic anglers are eagerly preparing for the nationwide opening of the sports fishing season tomorrow, Thursday October 1. The new season sees the opening of many trout lakes, ... More >>

Big Halloween Extravaganza is Bigger and Bolder than Ever!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:59 pm | Capital E

You can be what you wear, you can wear what you’ll be, for the fancy-dress Fest down at Capital E. Come dressed as a dog or a frog or a Queen. Come along to Queens Wharf for The Big Halloween! More >>

Increasing ethnic diversity projected across New Zealand

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:53 pm | Statistics New Zealand

All New Zealand's 16 regions and nearly all the 67 territorial authority areas (TAs) are projected to have increasing ethnic diversity over the next two decades, Statistics New Zealand said today. New ethnic population projections indicate increasing Māori, ... More >>

7 Days, Awards, Collaborations and a debut single for band

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:47 pm | Towers

Last month Towers performed on New Zealand comedy show 7 Days, the next day they competed in the national Battle of the Bands competition and came away with awards for Best Vocals and Best Songwriting and in May they had a month long feature on ... More >>

Street Lamp Brings French touch to 'Solidarity Grid'

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:44 pm | Scape Public Art

A Gallic street lamp from La Rochelle, France will be installed along Park Terrace in early October as part of Mischa Kuball’s progressive art project Solidarity Grid . More >>

Nation’s Best Images – free outdoor exhibition in Auckland

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year

From jellyfish the size of dinner plates to muddy kids being hosed down after a fun run, the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition opens at the Viaduct this Saturday (October 3rd), offering viewers a fresh vision of our ... More >>

The Chills to Release Silver Bullets in New Zealand

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:30 pm | Flying Out Music

On the 30th October The Chills release their first full-length album in nearly two decades, released on Fire Records and available in New Zealand via Flying Out ! More >>

Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards 2015

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 11:41 am | Silver Fern Farms

Only the best make the cut - Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards 2015 New Zealand’s top chefs from the Bay of Islands to Queenstown are sharpening their knives as they compete for the title of ‘Premier Master of Fine Cuisine’ in the ... More >>

Unified NZ Touring Cars Set to Race

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:56 am | NZ Touring Cars

Motorsport fans are in for an action packed season of racing as the newly formed NZ Touring Cars class prepares for its first hit out at Taupo for the Ssangyong Super Racing Weekend, October 17-18. More >>

Conservative not an option for van Klink

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:19 am | Van Klink Motorsport

Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to the weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa with a solid lead in the Historic category of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, but won’t let that stop him chasing glory. More >>

Holder looks to thank supporters at Wairarapa

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:18 am | Holder Brothers Racing

Mount Maunganui rally driver David Holder will be looking to reward his supporters with a strong result at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. More >>

2015 Netball NZ National Champs - Day Two Results

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:12 am | Netball NZ

There was action aplenty on day two of the 2015 Netball NZ National Champs, in association with Lion Foundation, at the ASB Sports Centre in Wellington. With pool play now complete, Christchurch, North Harbour, Waitakere and Wellington remain unbeaten to ... More >>

Outsiders jostle for semi-final spots

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Wai-Coa-Bay Colts have continued to stake their claims as dark horses at the Got A Trade? Got It Made! National Youth Tournament in Rotorua. More >>

Lydia Cole crowdfunds sophomore record

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:20 pm | Lydia Cole

September 29, 2015: Newly independent songstress Lydia Cole is putting her sophomore effort in the hands of her fans, taking to Kickstarter to fund her new album. More >>

Manukau band wins the Rockshop Bandquest

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2:59 pm | Rockshop Bandquest

Eight-piece soul-funk band ‘You’re in Treble’ from Manukau’s Clayton Park School took first place in this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. They won $3000 credit with Rockshop ... More >>

Celebrate art and science this weekend

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2:56 pm | Christchurch City Council

Celebrate creativity in central Christchurch with a number of free, pop-up art and science activities this weekend. More >>

Kiwi Brand Iwi Creations On Jessica Minh Anh's Seine Catwalk

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2:07 pm | J Model Management

CATWALKING ON THE SEINE RIVER IN PARIS Kiwi Brand Iwi Creations Joins Jessica Minh Anh on the 100-Metre Floating Catwalk More >>

Factual NZ Heritage TV Show Looking for Front Line Presenter

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 1:53 pm | Top Shelf

Top Shelf Productions are working on a brand new factual TV series about revitalising small town museums and historical sites around New Zealand. The series will screen on Choice TV next year and will be a must see for New Zealand history lovers. More >>

Putting Kiwi on the Map for Save Kiwi Month

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 1:26 pm | Kiwis for Kiwi

Kiwis for kiwi is calling on all New Zealanders to help put kiwi on the map with a new citizen science project launched for Save Kiwi Month. More >>

New Zealand Divisional "All Blacks" on display in France

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:57 am | WW100

A different kind of New Zealand rugby talent will be on display in France in October. Though these historical forwards and spectators are only 17 centimetres tall. More >>


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